Fund Story

This fund is in memory of Connie Bachmann the first principal of Lake Hills Elementary. Connie spent 49 years with the Michigan City Area Schools. She taught art for 2 years before working as a 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade teacher at Eastport. The last 25 years of her career were spent as a principal at Eastport, Mullen and Lake Hills Elementary Schools. She was steadfastly committed to the belief that each individual staff member and student must be included as an equally valued participant in the educational process. Her dedication to this belief resulted in the building of educational communities that not only established her legacy of success as an educator but also enabled the incredible accomplishments of the school communities she led and served.

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